Bouche à Oreille: Michelin mixup makes modest French café a star

Bouche à Oreille: Michelin mixup makes modest French café a starLast week, Bouche à Oreille, a café in Bourges, central France, found itself suddenly in possession of a Michelin star. The eatery, which serves hearty dishes of beef bourguignon and lasagna to its clientele of locals, was taken aback by the arrival of swarms of new visitors. Thanks to their identical names, and eerily similar street addresses, the Michelin website had listed the Bourges café on its website by mistake.



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Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More

Speaking at NATO headquarters Monday, Vice President Pence addressed the ousting of Michael Flynn and attempted to assuage fears that the United States might not uphold its commitments to NATO under President Trump.

Vice President Mike Pence told allies at NATO headquarters in Brussels that President Trump expected to see “real progress” by NATO members in raising their defense spending by the end of 2017.

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Parks for the people: How the National Park Service is celebrating Presidents’ Day

Parks for the people: How the National Park Service is celebrating Presidents’ DayAs the nation celebrates Presidents’ Day, the National Park Service is taking the opportunity to showcase what the late writer Wallace Stegner once described as America’s best idea: national parks. On Monday, national parks across the country will be open to the public for free. It’s one of 10 fee-free days that celebrate important events such as Veterans’ Day and the birthday of the National Park Service.



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Defense Secretary James Mattis: ‘We’re Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody’s Oil’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis seems to be aiming to reassure U.S. allies while overseas. Ahead of an unannounced visit to Iraq, Mattis rejected President Trump

In an unannounced visit Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis traveled to Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders. He arrived during a fight to retake western Mosul, with faith in U.S. allies at a low.

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